Sunday, April 21, 2024

UPDATE Yikes! Adam Sandler-Jason Reitman Film Made Just $60K This Weekend


Yikes. “Men, Women and Children,” made just $60,000 this weekend in over 500 theaters. Directed by Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air,” “Juno”) and starring — or at least featuring– Adam Sandler-– the social satire was welcomed at the Toronto Film Festival last month. But somehow it’s just died on the vine. Total box office through today is $664,000. And this will be it. By Friday it will be out of theaters completely. Sandler goes on to Netflix. Reitman will recover even though this his third flop in a row. “Men, Women, and Children” was all about how families don’t interact anymore, just through computers and gadgets. It could have made for an interesting national discussion. Instead there is deafening silence.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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